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Director Jennifer Fox has turned the pain and confusion of childhood sexual abuse into ‘The Tale’

Director Jennifer Fox has turned the pain and confusion of childhood sexual abuse into ‘The Tale’

“The Tale,” which premieres Saturday on HBO, begins with a disclaimer: "The following movie is based on filmmaker Jennifer Fox's personal experience. It contains material of a sensitive nature. Viewer
Harvey Weinstein's accusers still wonder if justice will finally be served

Harvey Weinstein's accusers still wonder if justice will finally be served

For many of the women who claim that Harvey Weinstein raped, assaulted, groped, sexually harassed, masturbated in front of, inappropriately touched, forcibly kissed, verbally abused, professionally
Shawn Mendes started out copying his idols. Now they're coming to him

Shawn Mendes started out copying his idols. Now they're coming to him

Even with an empty house — and even before his hero turned up to jam — Shawn Mendes was clearly enjoying himself as he strummed his guitar at the Ford Theatres in Hollywood on a recent afternoon.
Showtime's ‘The Fourth Estate’ shows how the ‘failing’ New York Times succeeds in the Trump era

Showtime's ‘The Fourth Estate’ shows how the ‘failing’ New York Times succeeds in the Trump era

The challenges of print journalism in the age of fake news, a media-hostile White House and shrinking revenue are at the heart of Showtime’s four-part documentary “The Fourth Estate.” The series,
Harvey Weinstein's accusers: Full list includes fledgling actresses and Hollywood royalty

Harvey Weinstein's accusers: Full list includes fledgling actresses and Hollywood royalty

Since scores of women came forward to accuse the once-mighty Harvey Weinstein of victimizing them, the Oscar-winning studio mogul's downfall has been steep. Here's the growing list of Weinstein's

Starz's 'Sweetbitter' is an introduction to life's flavors

A young doe-eyed brunet sits expectantly at the table of an upscale restaurant, enthralled by its pink hues, pristine condition and white orchids. She is being interviewed by the eatery’s owner for a
Unraveling the mystery behind L.A.'s striking music duo Collapsing Scenery

Unraveling the mystery behind L.A.'s striking music duo Collapsing Scenery

The co-founder of experimental electronic team Collapsing Scenery would prefer people to not dwell on who’s behind the mask. He would like his identity to not become a thing. But you’ve most certainly
Have a 'Sex and the City'-level breakup story?

Have a 'Sex and the City'-level breakup story?

Ahead of the 20th anniversary of "Sex and the City," we ask readers to share their most horrifying break-up stories.
MOCA director Philippe Vergne to depart

MOCA director Philippe Vergne to depart

The Museum of Contemporary Art, ensconced in uncertainty and internal strife for months, announced Friday that director Philippe Vergne is leaving. The board of trustees will not renew Vergne’s
10 films and TV series to help get summer started right this holiday weekend

10 films and TV series to help get summer started right this holiday weekend

All the summer-themed movies and TV shows to binge this weekend for Memorial Day weekend.
In Atwater, a dark secret at the center of 'Forever Bound'

In Atwater, a dark secret at the center of 'Forever Bound'

Suspending disbelief for Steve Apostolina’s play “Forever Bound” premiering at the Atwater Village Theatre proves a tall order. Not that the production doesn’t feature many obvious virtues, including
TV This Week, May 27-June 2: 'Blade Runner 2049,' 'The Bachelorette' and more

TV This Week, May 27-June 2: 'Blade Runner 2049,' 'The Bachelorette' and more

SUNDAY The comic who caused a stir at the recent White House Correspondents Dinner hosts the new weekly series “The Break With Michelle Wolf.” Any time, Netflix Start your engines! It’s time for
For more than 40 years, André Leon Talley has influenced fashion and culture. But it wasn't easy

For more than 40 years, André Leon Talley has influenced fashion and culture. But it wasn't easy

Early the morning Edward Enninful was announced as the new editor in chief of British Vogue last April, he received an email applauding his historic appointment as the first black man to lead such a
'We got you, Harvey Weinstein': Hollywood celebrates disgraced film mogul's arrest and surrender

'We got you, Harvey Weinstein': Hollywood celebrates disgraced film mogul's arrest and surrender

It’s been more than seven months since the floodgates of accusations opened up against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, with more than 80 women in the film industry accusing him of sexual
'Solo' hits the big screen minus one classic 'Star Wars' moment: the Fox Fanfare

'Solo' hits the big screen minus one classic 'Star Wars' moment: the Fox Fanfare

When “Solo” blasts into theaters Friday, audiences will hear Chewbacca’s trademark growl, the not-always-reliable engine of the Millennium Falcon and even the music of John Williams, who composed new
Overrated/Underrated: In praise of John Goodman, and just what is 'Westworld' doing?

Overrated/Underrated: In praise of John Goodman, and just what is 'Westworld' doing?

UNDERRATED John Goodman: With the first season of the new “Roseanne” behind us, maybe we now have the distance to look past the many reads on the politics of the show and the Twitter antics of its
Creed Bratton's journey from crazy character on 'The Office' to warm folk album

Creed Bratton's journey from crazy character on 'The Office' to warm folk album

Those who know the actor — or the TV character — Creed Bratton likely recognize him through “The Office,” where he was promoted from being an uncredited extra to a key employee whose mysterious, drug-
The 99-Seat Beat: An immersive stage adaptation of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

The 99-Seat Beat: An immersive stage adaptation of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

This week's picks from L.A.'s small-theater scene: After Hours Theatre Company's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," Skylight Theatre's Iran-set ""Hostage," IAMA's "Cult of Love" and Theatre 40's "Mr.
California Sounds: Daniel Lanois meets Venetian Snares, Jennifer Warnes returns after 17 years and a Gene Clark acetate resurfaces

California Sounds: Daniel Lanois meets Venetian Snares, Jennifer Warnes returns after 17 years and a Gene Clark acetate resurfaces

Daniel Lanois and Venetian Snares, “Venetian Snares X Daniel Lanois” (Timesig). Fortunate is the soul able to beckon a Lyft and end up a few minutes later in musician and producer Lanois’ living room
The Moviegoer, May 27-June 2

The Moviegoer, May 27-June 2

1968: May Days (Grand soirs et petits matins) William Klein’s documentary, shot entirely in Paris in May 1968 with a hand-held camera, captures students organizing at the Sorbonne, the protests and